The ’45TH NAACP Image Awards’ Nominees Announced

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The nominees for THE 45TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS were announced today during a live press conference at the TV One presentation to the Television Critics Association during its Winter 2014 Press Tour in Pasadena, CA.  David Oyelowo (“Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler’”), Joe Morton (ABC’s “Scandal”),Keke Palmer (VH1’s “CrazySexyCool”), Bresha Webb (TV One’s “Love That Girl”) and Gina Torres(USA’s “Suits”) announced the categories and nominees with NAACP Image Awards Committee Chairman, Leonard James and President and CEO of TV One, Alfred Liggins.

The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.  Winners will be voted upon by NAACP members and announced when the envelopes are opened on Friday, February 21 during the Awards Ceremony for non-televised categories.  The remaining categories will be announced LIVE on stage during the two-hour star-studded TV One telecast on Saturday, February 22 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT tape-delayed).  The telecast will also include a one-hour pre-show airing live from the red carpet (8:00 p.m. ET/PT tape-delayed).

BET and CBS lead the nominees in the TV categories with 19 and 16 nominations respectively, followed by ABC with 15 nominations and HBO with 13 nominations.  In the recording category, RCA leads with 10 nominations, followed by Atlantic Records with eight nominations and Columbia Pictures with seven nominations.  In the motion picture category, The Weinstein Company leads with 17 nominations, followed by Fox Searchlight Pictures with seven nominations.

“This has been an incredible year from the artistic community, with phenomenal contributions across the board from the music, television, motion picture, and literature genres that have the power and impact to drive social change,” stated Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman of the NAACP.  “The NAACP Image Awards provides an excellent venue to recognize those who make a difference through art and activism, and we are excited to honor and celebrate this caliber of talent.”

“The Image Awards recognize the best that communities of color have to offer and is an exciting addition to our programming line-up — TV One is pleased to showcase all of these achievements on our network,” stated Liggins.

Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. The organization’s half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

The 45TH NAACP Image Awards are sponsored by: UAW–Chrysler, FedEx, AT&T, Hyundai Motor America, Gilead Sciences, Wells Fargo, Ford Motor Company, Pepsico and Southwest Airlines.

Following is the list of categories and nominees for the 45TH NAACP Image Awards:

TELEVISION

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • “House of Lies” (Showtime)
  • “Modern Family” (ABC)
  • “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)
  • “The Game” (BET)
  • “The Soul Man” (TV Land)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Andre Braugher – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (FOX)
  • Cedric The Entertainer – “The Soul Man” (TV Land)
  • Don Cheadle – “House of Lies” (Showtime)
  • Dulé Hill – “Psych” (USA Network)
  • Kevin Hart – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Aisha Tyler – “Archer” (FX Networks)
  • Mindy Kaling – “The Mindy Project” (FOX)
  • Niecy Nash – “The Soul Man” (TV Land)
  • Tasha Smith – “Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse” (OWN)
  • Wendy Raquel Robinson – “The Game” (BET)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Boris Kodjoe – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)
  • Jerry “J B Smoove” Brooks – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)
  • Morris Chestnut – “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
  • Nick Cannon – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)
  • Tracy Morgan – “30 Rock” (NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Anna Deavere Smith – “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
  • Brandy Norwood – “The Game” (BET)
  • Nia Long – “House of Lies” (Showtime)
  • Rashida Jones – “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
  • Sofia Vergara – “Modern Family” (ABC)

Outstanding Drama Series

  • “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
  • “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
  • “Scandal” (ABC)
  • “The Good Wife” (CBS)
  • “Treme” (HBO)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

  • James Pickens, Jr. – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
  • LL Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS)
  • Michael Ealy – “Almost Human” (FOX)
  • Shemar Moore – “Criminal Minds” (CBS)
  • Wendell Pierce – “Treme” (HBO)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

  • Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
  • Kerry Washington – “Scandal” (ABC)
  • Khandi Alexander – “Treme” (HBO)
  • Nicole Beharie – “Sleepy Hollow” (FOX)
  • Regina King – “SouthLAnd” (TNT)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Columbus Short – “Scandal” (ABC)
  • Guillermo Diaz – “Scandal” (ABC)
  • Jeffrey Wright – “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
  • Joe Morton – “Scandal” (ABC)
  • Michael Kenneth Williams – “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Archie Panjabi – “The Good Wife” (CBS)
  • Debbie Allen – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
  • Diahann Carroll – “White Collar” (USA)
  • Taraji P. Henson – “Person of Interest” (CBS)
  • Vanessa L. Williams – “666 Park Avenue” (ABC)

Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

  • “Being Mary Jane” (BET)
  • “Betty & Coretta” (Lifetime)
  • “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story” (VH1)
  • “Luther” (BBC America)
  • “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (HBO)

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor – “Dancing on the Edge” (Starz)
  • Danny Glover – “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest (HBO)
  • Idris Elba – “Luther” (BBC America)
  • Malik Yoba – “Betty & Coretta” (Lifetime)
  • Omari Hardwick – “Being Mary Jane” (BET)

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

  • Angela Bassett – “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX Networks)
  • Angela Bassett – “Betty & Coretta” (Lifetime)
  • Gabourey Sidibe – “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX Networks)
  • Gabrielle Union – “Being Mary Jane” (BET)
  • Keke Palmer – “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story” (VH1)

Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series

  • Aaron D. Spears – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
  • Kristoff St. John – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
  • Lawrence Saint Victor – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
  • Redaric Williams – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
  • Tequan Richmond – “General Hospital” (ABC)

Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series

  • Angell Conwell – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
  • Christel Khalil – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
  • Karla Mosley – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
  • Kristolyn Lloyd – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
  • Tatyana Ali – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

Outstanding News/ Information – (Series or Special)

  • “Justice for Trayvon” (BET)
  • “Mandela: Freedom’s Father” (BET)
  • “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” (OWN)
  • “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” (PBS)
  • “Unsung” (TV One)

Outstanding Talk Series

  • “Oprah’s Lifeclass” (OWN)
  • “Oprah’s Next Chapter” (OWN)
  • “Steve Harvey” (Syndicated)
  • “The Arsenio Hall Show” (Syndicated)
  • “The Queen Latifah Show” (Syndicated)

Outstanding Reality Series

  • “Iyanla: Fix My Life” (OWN)
  • “Shark Tank” (ABC)
  • “Sunday Best” (BET)
  • “The Voice” (NBC)
  • “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” (OWN)

Outstanding Variety Series or Special

  • “12 Years A Slave: A TV One Special with Cathy Hughes” (TV One)
  • “Black Girls Rock!” (BET)
  • “Key & Peele” (Comedy Central)
  • “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” (HBO)
  • “Oprah’s Master Class” (OWN)

Outstanding Children’s Program

  • “2013 HALO Awards” (Nickelodeon/TeenNick)
  • “A.N.T. Farm” (Disney Channel)
  • “Dora the Explorer” (Nickelodeon)
  • “Postcards: Mandela” (The Africa Channel)
  • “Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts MasterClass” (HBO)

Outstanding Performance in a Youth/ Children’s Program – (Series or Special)

  • China Anne McClain – “A.N.T. Farm” (Disney Channel)
  • Eric I. Keyes, III – “Live Life and Win!” (Syndicated)
  • Fatima Ptacek – “Dora the Explorer” (Nickelodeon)
  • Karan Brar – “Jessie” (Disney Channel)
  • Zendaya – “Shake It Up” (Disney Channel)

 

RECORDING

Outstanding New Artist

  • Ariana Grande (Republic Records)
  • Candice Glover (19 Recordings/Interscope Records)
  • K. Michelle (Atlantic Records)
  • RaVaughn Brown (Columbia Records)
  • Zendaya (Hollywood Records)

Outstanding Male Artist

  • Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
  • Charlie Wilson (RCA Records)
  • John Legend (Columbia Records)
  • Justin Timberlake (RCA Records)
  • Robin Thicke (Star Trak/Interscope)

Outstanding Female Artist

  • Beyoncé (Columbia Records)
  • India.Arie (Motown Records)
  • Janelle Monáe (Bad Boy/Atlantic)
  • Ledisi (Verve Records)
  • Mary J Blige (Verve Records/Interscope)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

  • “#Beautiful” – Mariah Carey feat. Miguel (Island Def Jam)
  • “Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell (Star Trak/Interscope)
  • “Fire We Make” – Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell (RCA Records)
  • “Hurt You” – Toni Braxton feat. Babyface (Motown Records)
  • “Suit & Tie” – Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z (RCA Records)

Outstanding Jazz Album

  • “Summer Horns” – Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair, Richard Elliot (Concord Records)
  • “The Beat” – Boney James (Concord Records)
  • “The Messenger” – Kevin Eubanks (Mack Avenue Records)
  • “The Morning After: A Musical Love Journey” – Najee (Shanachie)
  • “The Songs of Stevie Wonder” – SFJAZZ Collective (SFJAZZ Records)

Outstanding Gospel Album – (Traditional or Contemporary)

  • “20 Year Celebration Volume 1 – Best For Last” – Donald Lawrence (Quietwater Entertainment/eOne Music)
  • “Azusa: The Next Generation” – Hezekiah Walker (RCA Inspiration)
  • “Best Days Deluxe Edition” – Tamela Mann (Tillymann Music)
  • “Good God” – Shirley Caesar (eOne Music)
  • “Music From the Motion Picture Black Nativity” – Various (RCA Inspiration)

Outstanding World Music Album

  • “Coming from a Lady” – Lady Ele (13 Black Records)
  • “Live At The Royal Albert Hall” – Emeli Sande (Capitol)
  • “Natalie Cole en Español” – Natalie Cole (Verve Records)
  • “Sing To The Moon” – Laura Mvula (Columbia Records)
  • “The Standards” – Gloria Estefan (Masterworks)

Outstanding Music Video

  • “Cocoa Butter” – India.Arie (Motown Records)
  • “Fire We Make” – Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell (RCA Records)
  • “Made To Love” – John Legend (Columbia Records)
  • “Q.U.E.E.N.” – Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu (Bad Boy/Atlantic)
  • “Treasure” – Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Song

  • “All Of Me” – John Legend (Columbia Records)
  • “Blurred Lines ” – Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell (Star Trak/Interscope)
  • “Fire We Make” – Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell (RCA Records)
  • “Q.U.E.E.N.” – Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu (Bad Boy/Atlantic)
  • “Treasure” – Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Album

  • “20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience” – Justin Timberlake (RCA Records)
  • “Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke (Star Trak/Interscope)
  • “Love In The Future” – John Legend (Columbia Records)
  • “Love, Charlie” – Charlie Wilson (RCA Records)
  • “The Electric Lady” – Janelle Monáe (Bad Boy/Atlantic)

LITERATURE

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction

  • “A Deeper Love Inside: The Porscha Santiaga Story” – Sister Souljah (Atria/Emily Bestler Books)
  • “Anybody’s Daughter” – Pamela Samuels Young (Goldman House Publishing)
  • “Little Green: An Easy Rawlins Mystery” – Walter Mosley (Doubleday)
  • “Never Say Never: A Novel” – Victoria Christopher Murray (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster)
  • “Who Asked You?” – Terry McMillan (Viking)

Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction

  • “Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations: 5,000 Years of Literature, Lyrics, Poems, Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs from Voices Around the World” – Retha Powers (Little, Brown and Company)
  • “Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery” – Deborah Willis, Barbara Krauthamer (Temple University Press)
  • “High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society” – Carl Hart (HarperCollins, Harper)
  • “Letters to an Incarcerated Brother: Encouragement, Hope, and Healing for Inmates and Their Loved Ones” – Hill Harper (Gotham Books)
  • “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross” – Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Donald Yacovone (SmileyBooks)

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author

  • “Better Than Good Hair – The Curly Girl Guide to Healthy Gorgeous Natural Hair!” – Nikki Walton with Ernessa T. Carter (Harper Collins- Amistad)
  • “Ghana Must Go” – Taiye Selasi (The Penguin Press)
  • “Nine Years Under” – Sheri Booker (Gotham Books)
  • “On The Come Up” – Hannah Weyer (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday)
  • “The Returned” – Jason Mott (Harlequin MIRA)

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/ Auto-Biography

  • “Buck: A Memoir” – MK Asante (Spiegel & Grau)
  • “Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington” – Terry Teachout (Gotham Books)
  • “Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker” – Stanley Crouch (HarperCollins, Harper)
  • “Mom & Me & Mom” – Maya Angelou (Random House)
  • “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks” – Jeanne Theoharis (Beacon Press)

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional

  • “Do I Look Like An ATM? A Parent’s Guide to Raising Financially Responsible African American Children” – Sabrina Lamb (Chicago Review Press)
  • “Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes (Even If You Don’t Have It)” – Sherri Shepherd with Billie Fitzpatrick (HarperCollins, It Books)
  • “Recruiting and Retaining Culturally Different Students in Gifted Education” – Donna Y. Ford, Ph.D. (Prufrock Press Inc.)
  • “The Entrepreneur Mind: 100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristics, and Habits of Elite Entrepreneurs” – Kevin D. Johnson (Johnson Media Inc.)
  • “The Vegucation of Robin: How Real Food Saved My Life” – Robin Quivers (Avery)

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry

  • “Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid” – Nikki Giovanni (HarperCollins, William Morrow)
  • “Hum” – Jamaal May (Alice James Books)
  • “The Cineaste: Poems” – A. Van Jordan (W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.)
  • “The Collected Poems of Ai” – Ai (W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.)
  • “Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers” – Frank X Walker (University of Georgia Press)

Outstanding Literary Work – Children

  • “I’m A Pretty Little Black Girl!” – Betty K. Bynum (Author), Claire Armstrong-Parod (Illustrator) (Dream Title Publishing)
  • “Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me” – Daniel Beaty (Author), Bryan Collier (Illustrator) (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  • “Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song” – Andrea Davis Pinkney (Author), Brian Pinkney (Illustrator) (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  • “Nelson Mandela” – Kadir Nelson (HarperCollins Children’s Books/Katherine Tegen Books)
  • “You Never Heard of Willie Mays?!” – Jonah Winter (Author), Terry Widener (Illustrator) (RH Childrens Books; Schwartz & Wade)

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens

  • “Courage Has No Color, The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America’s First Black Paratroopers” – Tanya Lee

Stone (Candlewick Press)

  • “God’s Graffiti: Inspiring Stories for Teens” – Romal Tune (Judson Press)
  • “Invasion” – Walter Dean Myers (Scholastic Press/Scholastic)
  • “Raising the Bar” – Gabrielle Douglas (Zondervan)
  • “Serafina’s Promise: A Novel In Verse” – Ann E. Burg (Scholastic Press/Scholastic)

MOTION PICTURE

Outstanding Motion Picture

  • “12 Years A Slave” (River Road/Plan B/New Regency/Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  • “Fruitvale Station” (The Weinstein Company/Forest Whitaker’s Significant Productions, OG Project)
  • “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)
  • “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” (The Weinstein Company/Distant Horizon, Origin Pictures, Pathé, Videovision Entertainment)
  • “The Best Man Holiday” (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Chadwick Boseman – “42″ (Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures)
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor – “12 Years A Slave” (River Road/Plan B/New Regency/Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  • Forest Whitaker – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)
  • Idris Elba – “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom” (The Weinstein Company/Distant Horizon, Origin Pictures, Pathé, Videovision Entertainment)
  • Michael B. Jordan – “Fruitvale Station” (The Weinstein Company/Forest Whitaker’s Significant Productions, OG Project)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Angela Bassett – “Black Nativity” (Fox Searchlight Pictures/Mavin Pictures/Wonderful Films)
  • Halle Berry – “The Call” (TriStar Pictures)
  • Jennifer Hudson – “Winnie Mandela” (Ma-Afrika Films (PTY) LTD and Equinoxe Films Inc.)
  • Kerry Washington – “Tyler Perry Presents Peeples” (Lionsgate)
  • Nicole Beharie – “42″ (Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Cuba Gooding Jr. – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)
  • David Oyelowo – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)
  • Morris Chestnut – “The Best Man Holiday” (Universal Pictures)
  • Terrence Howard – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)
  • Terrence Howard – “The Best Man Holiday” (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Alfre Woodard – “12 Years A Slave” (River Road/Plan B/New Regency/Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  • Lupita Nyong’o – “12 Years A Slave ” (River Road/Plan B/New Regency/Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  • Naomie Harris – “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” (The Weinstein Company/Distant Horizon, Origin Pictures, Pathé, Videovision Entertainment)
  • Octavia Spencer – “Fruitvale Station” (The Weinstein Company/Forest Whitaker’s Significant Productions, OG Project)
  • Oprah Winfrey – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

  • “Blue Caprice” (Sundance Selects)
  • “Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features)
  • “Fruitvale Station” (The Weinstein Company/Forest Whitaker’s Significant Productions, OG Project)
  • “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete” (Codeblack Films/Lionsgate/iDeal Partners/State Street)
  • “The Trials of Muhammad Ali” (Kartemquin Films)

Outstanding International Motion Picture

  • “Call Me Kuchu” (Lindy Hop Pictures LLC)
  • “High Tech, Low Life” (Argot Pictures)
  • “La Playa D.C.” (Burning Blue)
  • “Lion Ark” (ADI Films)
  • “War Witch” (Item 7)

DOCUMENTARY

Outstanding Documentary – (Theatrical)

  • “20 Feet from Stardom” (Tremolo & Gil Friesen Productions)
  • “Call Me Kuchu” (Lindy Hop Pictures LLC)
  • “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners” (Codeblack Films/Lionsgate)
  • “Girl Rising” (The Documentary Group)
  • “The New Black” (Promised Land Film)

Outstanding Documentary – (Television)

  • “Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream” (HBO)
  • “Dark Girls” (OWN)
  • “Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic ” (Showtime)
  • “Venus Vs.” (ESPN)
  • “Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley” (HBO)

WRITING

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

  • Erica Montolfo-Bura – “The Game” – In Treatment (BET)
  • Karin Gist – “House of Lies” – Sincerity is an Easy Disguise in This Business (Showtime)
  • Mara Brock Akil – “The Game” – The Blueprint I & II (BET)
  • Ralph Farquhar, Chris Spencer – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” – Rock, Paper, Stealers (BET)
  • Vincent Brown – “A.N.T. Farm” – influANTces (Disney Channel)

Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series

  • Aaron Rahsaan Thomas – “SouthLAnd” – Babel (TNT)
  • Chitra Elizabeth Sampath, Damian Kindler – “Sleepy Hollow” – Sanctuary (FOX)
  • Janine Sherman Barrois – “Criminal Minds” – Strange Fruit (CBS)
  • Karin Gist – “Revenge” – Mercy (ABC)
  • Sara Hess – “Orange is the New Black” – Blood Donut (Netflix)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture – (Theatrical or Television)

  • Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón – “Gravity” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Brian Helgeland – “42″ (Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures)
  • Danny Strong – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)
  • John Ridley – “12 Years A Slave” (River Road/Plan B/New Regency/Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  • Ryan Coogler – “Fruitvale Station” (The Weinstein Company/Forest Whitaker’s Significant Productions, OG Project)

 

DIRECTING

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

  • Anton Cropper – “House of Lies” – Sincerity Is an Easy Disguise in This Business (Showtime)
  • Eric Dean Seaton – “Mighty Med” – Saving The People Who Save People (Disney XD)
  • Millicent Shelton – “The Hustle” – Rule 4080 (FUSE)
  • Paris Barclay – “Glee” – Diva (FOX)
  • Stan Lathan – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” – Rock, Paper, Stealers (BET)

Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series

  • Carl Franklin – “House of Cards” – Chapter 11 (Netflix)
  • Ernest Dickerson – “Treme” – Dippermouth Blues (HBO)
  • Millicent Shelton – “The Fosters” – Clean (ABC Family)
  • Regina King – “SouthLAnd” – Off Duty (TNT)
  • Rob Hardy – “Criminal Minds” – Carbon Copy (CBS)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture – (Theatrical or Television)

  • Jono Oliver – “Home” (The Home Film Group)
  • Justin Chadwick – “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” (The Weinstein Company/Distant Horizon, Origin Pictures, Pathé, Videovision Entertainment)
  • Lee Daniels – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)
  • Malcolm D. Lee – “The Best Man Holiday” (Universal Pictures)
  • Steve McQueen – “12 Years A Slave” (River Road/Plan B/New Regency/Fox Searchlight Pictures)

MEDIA CONTACTS:

For TV One: Monica Neal, mneal@tvone.tv , (301) 755.2830

For The NAACP:  Derek Turner, dturner@naacpnet.org, (202) 292.3383

For the NAACP Image Awards: Jennifer Price-Keith/The Lippin Group, jprice@lippingroup.com

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About NAACP:

Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. The NAACP’s half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

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